Event Phone: 510 845-7735, ext. 215

About the Test

This is the test for dogs and their handlers to obtain the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. All those who pass will receive a certificate from American Kennel Club, and will be entitled to wear CGC insignia. This is a first step for potential service and therapy dogs.

More information about the CGC test and its requirements here

Test Requirements

The test will be held outdoors in a public space and with modifications for social distancing.  For these reasons, your dog must be adequately trained to safely pass humans and vehicles (bicycles /skateboard) on a short leash and without disturbing them in any way.  To prepare for this, we recommend that you take our 4-week Let’s Just Walk class before taking the test.

Recommended for dogs (mixed or purebred) over 4 months of age who are prepared to take the test. Your dog must perform the requirements without food rewards, reprimands or corrections and be current with all core vaccinations (proof not required).

When you enroll, be sure you read the pre test instructions thoroughly before arriving at the test location  The test locations will be sent to you before the test date.  You are welcome to practice at those locations when no tests are being held.

If you have questions, please contact trainthebay@berkeleyhumane.org or call 510-845-7735, ext 215.


Don’t see a class that works for your schedule? Contact Train the Bay to get on a waitlist!
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2466: December 19, Saturday, 10 AM
    December 19, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2484: Saturday, January 23, 10 AM
    January 23, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2506, Saturday, February 27, 10 am
    February 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2507, Saturday, March 20, 10 am
    March 20, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2528, Saturday, April, 24 at 10 AM am
    April 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2541, Saturday, May, 29 at 10 AM
    May 29, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Canine Good Citizen Test 2570, Saturday, July 24 at 10 AM
    July 24, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
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No meetings will occur, whether in-person or virtual. Please refer to class instructions or contact us for more details.